Ready Teddy, the latest film by local auteur Jerod Costa, will début as an official selection of the 2010 Trail Dance Film Festival. Named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in 2009, Trail Dance 2010 will be held January 22-24th in Duncan, Oklahoma. Ready Teddy is scheduled to screen Saturday, January 23rd at 8:45 PM in the Simmons Center Theater
In the film, I play a Liverpudlian lunatic named Paul whose band — John, George and Ringo — has kidnapped the King of Rock-N-Roll seeking to extract the secret of That Which All Men Desire. Caught in a trap and can’t walk out, will our hero get all shook up? That’ll be the day! Not for the squeamish, Ready Teddy is a tale of blood, guts and peanut-butter banana cuisine.
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A prolific filmmaker, Costa will also be presenting another short film at the festival, Three Dreams in Three Minutes, a visual representation and interpretation of three dreams that the filmmaker experienced. In addition, Trail Dance will also present NINEtoFIVE, a short film from Ready Teddy director of photography Anthony Vasiliadis.
The Trail Dance Film Festival introduces up-and-coming filmmakers from around the globe to Oklahoma’s emergent film industry and provides a welcoming forum to showcase films amidst a beautiful Western landscape. The festival concludes with a grand awards gala and reception where custom sculpted Golden Drover Awards are presented to winning filmmakers and one lucky high school student will be awarded a $2000 scholarship to pursue a career in filmmaking. Trail Dance is an event organized by the Southwest Association of Film (SWAF).